The best souvenir to take away with you is a good Porto wine. The Taylor Bodega is an excellent choice.
Appellation contrôlée wines.
To buy locally labelled Port wine in some of the Vila Nova de Gaia wine cellars is something absolutely not to be missed by visitors to the city. Here we highlight the Taylor winery: The Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman business, which first saw the light of day in 1692, was the first to buy properties in the Duero. After several centuries in existence, the brand continues in the hands of the heirs of the founding English families, who have been adding other businesses to their portfolio, like Croft Port. At Taylor’s, tradition and modernity go hand in hand. Their ports emanate chiefly from two estates, one at the foot of the Duero, the Vargellas estate, deemed to be one of the world’s finest, and the other, the Terra Feita estate from a higher up mountainous region, which has been in existence for more than 250 years, and which produces the best, most full-bodied, rounded and fragrant wines. For more information go to: www.taylor.pt.